Darkel

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Darkel

Darkel was scheduled to be a character in Grand Theft Auto III, but he was removed during its development. Darkel was to be a revolutionary urchin who would vow to bring down the city's economy. One known mission for Darkel involved stealing an ice cream van, using it to attract pedestrians and then blowing it up[1] (this mission was given to El Burro as I Scream, You Scream). Darkel was originally expected to give out Rampage-esque missions and terrorist-like missions. Rockstar never revealed why Darkel was removed, although it is suspected that Darkel was removed due to the 9/11 attacks (eerily, one Darkel mission involved Claude crashing a Dodo plane into the Love Media Building, but survive by jumping out).

Despite being taken out, Darkel remains listed in the GTA III manual credits and the character texture remains in the games data files. His gang of terrorists are said to live in the tunnel next to 8-Ball's bomb shop in Harwood. He was meant to live underneath the Callahan Bridge. His missions would be received here also. One leftover of Darkel's gang is some dead bodies in the aformentioned tunnel.

Darkel was voiced by Bill Fiore.

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